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192. EXODUS by Bob Marley and The Wailers

192. EXODUS by Bob Marley and The Wailers
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This 1977 reggae record came about as a result of unfortunate circumstances - an unsuccessful assassination attempt at Marley's house/compound in Jamaica prompted him to 'exile' to London - Exodus was the album that came out of his time in England.

Divided into 2 sides (as physical albums tend to be), side one had more political and religious undertones whereas the flipside brought out Marley's softer and more romantic side. It's this side two that I've always been drawn to (though I'm not discounting the importance of the top half of the record).

So, with that in mind, it will likely be no surprise to anybody reading this that the quartet of songs I think the virgin listener should start out with are, 'Three Little Birds,' 'One Love/People Get Ready,' 'Turn Your Lights Down Low' and 'Waiting In Vain.'